Quantcast

Police Issue Warning - If You Turn Off This Light, Your Inviting Robbers To Break In

Local law enforcement agencies from around the country have agreed to share a few tips to share that will help keep you safe throughout 2017. Remember that when it comes to crime, prevention has as much to do with what you are doing as what you’re not doing.

1. Women should not set their purses down in the front section of a grocery cart. Doing so makes you an easy target for a criminal looking to snatch and grab. The best idea is to keep your purse strapped in front of you and hold your keys in your free hand or put them in a zipped or internal coat pocket. Keep your phone in the purse. Try to avoid making phone calls or sending texts in public as this can mean you do not notice a criminal approaching.

2. Park near the cart rack or in the first row in the parking lot whenever possible. High activity levels of customers coming and going and taking and returning carts makes criminals think twice.

3. When you enter your garage, make sure to move your mirrors down so you can see a criminal trying to sneak in just as the garage door is closing.

4. Keep the door between your garage and your house locked at all times.

5. Keep your porch light or other outside lights on at night. Criminals don’t like lighted areas.

6. Keep your home windows closed and locked at night, and close your blinds.

7. Alter the pattern of your lights on a regular basis. Experienced criminals will watch your house for several nights to figure out which light goes off last. They obviously know the last light off is the light in your bedroom, so try leaving other lights on in a bathroom or kitchen once or twice a week to avoid predictability.

Source: AWM
Photo: YouTube

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Daniel Wilson, 35, was in the midst of serving a life sentence at the Potosi Correctional Center in Missouri for an unspeakable crime. As America...

A mother in Russia is grieving over the death of her 27-year-old daughter after a medical blunder resulted in the young woman's death. The woman...

An unarmed Auburn, WA man was shot 16 times by officers at his home, but miraculously managed to survive. According to KIRO, the officers...

Are you tired of the warm weather? Can’t wait to be cozy by a crackling fire in your favorite sweatshirt and blanket while you watch snowflakes...

A man brutally murdered his girlfriend while they were having sex by ripping out her intestines and mutilating her body. When police questioned...

Latest News Stories

A former U.S. Navy SEAL who became of a reality show star passed away on Monday. He's being praised for 'living by example.’

Richard "Mack...

Will she or won’t she? That’s the question that’s being bandied about in regards to First Lady Melania Trump, and it has to do with her future...

On Tuesday night, the first lady stepped out for a rare appearance with her husband. She spoke at the International Women of Courage awards and...

Georgia State Sen. Napoleon Harris, a former linebacker for the National Football League, was delivering a pizza for one of the Beggars Pizza...

The news media are biased in favor of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, according to Mike Huckabee.

The former Arkansas...